Carex blanda, Common Wood Sedge

Common Wood Sedge is the sedge as likely found in the compacted gravel at the edges of a driveway, baking in the afternoon sun, as it is in woodlands -where it is most commonly found. A versatile plant for woodland plantings and restorations, for trail-side and elsewhere, but not great for traditional flower gardens. It will grow well on disturbed sites (like driveway gravel), so it is a good candidate for planting after buckthorn removal.

Blooms: cream-green, May into June

Height: 6 to 18 inches

Conditions: sun to shade, moist-medium to dry soils